While phones may double as portable music players for many of us, for the audio aficionado a dedicated device still holds plenty of appeal...

Whether you're saving your phone battery with a budget music player or going for a high-end player that can double as your main music source at home, our round-up has the best players on the market, and includes models from Apple, Astell & Kern and Sony.

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Under £100
Under £200
Under £250
Under £500

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Under £750
Under £1000

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